Q: How do you lock the car door without a key?

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How do you lock the car door without a key?

A: While you can easily use the remote to lock...

While you can easily use the remote to lock your car doors, or even the key, you can also lock them manually. Here’s what you should do:

Remote Enabled Civics:

  1. Use the master switch to lock all the doors, or manually flip the lock tab to the lock position.

  2. Close the door.

No Remote:

  1. Open the door

  2. Pull the outside handle

  3. Flip the lock tab to the locked position

  4. Let go of the handle

  5. Close the door


  • Locking the driver door locks all the other doors.

  • Don’t leave your keys in the car.

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